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Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration of human rights in Algeria'

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family has said

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

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Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

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UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

The United Nations has expressed concern over the arrests of three human rights activists in Egypt, amid a continued crackdown on dissent by ...

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Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

The trial of Loujain Hathloul began in March 2019, but campaigners and her family say court sessions are arbitrarily announced and closed to diplomats and journalists.

Courtney Freer

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Behind the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist, rebellious' group by Saudi and Emirati religious authorities lies a ...

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Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

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Egyptian officials to face Italy trial over Regeni murder

Italian PhD student was murdered in Egypt in 2016.

Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

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Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

Egypt's foreign ministry dismissed global criticism of its arrests of three staff members of a the Egyptian Initiative for Personal ...

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

Twitter to give presidential account to Biden once inaugurated

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Twitter to give presidential account to Biden once inaugurated

The presidential Twitter @POTUS account will be taken from President Donald Trump and given to Joe Biden on inauguration day, the social media ...

Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

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Trump tries to leverage power to subvert Biden win

Donald Trump remains defiant in the face of Biden's recent presidential victory.

Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

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Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

Georgia has provided confirmation that Joe Biden won the state.

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

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Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a ...

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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

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Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Georgia to release report on presidential race hand tally

Georgia will release its tally to put to rest criticism from Trump and his allies over voter counting.

Palestinians angered by PA's restoration of Israel security agreement

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Palestinians angered by PA's restoration of Israel security agreement

Social media users have slammed the decision a 'humiliation' for the Palestinian people.

'Right-wing extremism UK's fastest growing threat,' says counter-terror police

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'Right-wing extremism UK's fastest growing threat,' says counter-terror police

Authorities launched a new controversial website encouraging family members to report loved ones if they suspect them of being radicalised.

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

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G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

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